Monday, 13 January 2014

GD: Julie Ann Lee - Renaissance Casket (Part 2)

Hello Julie Ann here, and welcome back to my world within a casket! I do hope you enjoyed the step by step process last night in creating the outside.


Tonight I’m going to show you what I did ‘inside the box’. Inside my project I used Mini 75 and 98, HP1204, Guacamole, Caramel and Hey Pesto Frescos, Green Amber Treasure Gold and some wooden, resin and Shrink Plastic embellishments.
 

First I painted the inside of the box with Guacamole, subtly darkening the edges with touches of Hey Pesto, which is a translucent. I had lots of sheets of white wrapping tissue left over from Christmas, so I stamped this first with the lovely feather from Mini 98, using Black Archival Ink and carrying over the feather theme from the lid of my casket. I then made a mask of my central feather image by stamping it again onto some tissue, cutting this out and placing it over the top of my original stamp and stamping script over it.

Mini 98

After heat-setting this with my heat-gun, I painted the back with Gaucamole and then fixed it to the lid of my box with some Satin Glaze. I pressed down and gave a top coat of the Satin Glaze too. The tissue wrinkled, but this was fine; as I wanted a crinkly effect to suggest layers of old parchment.

When the glaze was completely dry, I touched the surface with light brush-strokes of Green Amber Treasure Gold, just adding little hints of this to the edges of the wooden box too.


I then added some scraps of rolled Smoothy White Stamping Card, which I later, painted in Caramel and Guacamole edged with Florentine and Green Amber Treasure Gold. I placed these in the corners of my lid to look like layers peeling back. In this picture I experimented with positioning the card. In the next one you can see how it looked when painted.


The finishing touch was two wooden butterflies painted with some Antarctic and Inky Pool Frescos and touched with Green Amber Treasure Gold. I had plans for the rest of my casket. I wanted to create a suggestion of a little garden and then, over on the right as you looked at it, a miniature book of tiny tags, fixed to the base of the box. I’ll be showing this in more detail tomorrow, but first I stamped some more tissue with Mini 75  in Black Archival Ink and stuck this to the base.

To suggest a garden within my casket, I took a little Prima topiary tree and painted it with Guacamole, Hey Pesto, Chocolate Pudding and Caramel. I highlighted the different areas with Treasure Gold, Green Amber for the foliage, and Rose Quartz for the pot. A Shrink Plastic butterfly landed on the topmost leaf. I added a little more of the Caramel card script and a blue petal with a pearl dew-drop.


Please stop by tomorrow, if you can, to see the little tag book I created inside my casket and the finishing touches to the outside of the box. Julie Ann x


Leandra says: It's always exciting to open a box to see what is inside, and this is gorgeous, the colour scheme, layers, techniques. It's all perfect. Love what you did with the feather and tissue paper too!

Gillian Says: Adore the contents inside this beautiful casket, all the different elements work so perfectly together.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Julie Ann's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday January 19th 2014.

24 comments:

Helen said...

Julie Ann this is gorgeous! Even on the phone small screen!!

Helen said...

Julie Ann this is gorgeous! Even on the phone small screen!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

What a fantastic project Julie Anne I love the sekrit seems to be a lot of them about lately lol. Xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Not what I expected, which is good cos we need some stimulus. Really love the colours and mood of it. Tis really special, well done. X

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW Julie-Ann this is amazing, I love the colours, I really should play with green more often, and the stamping is awesome. I love how you have added the extra bits of paper to make it look like it's peeling, wow. Kezzy :-) xxxxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful to see your beautiful box unfold, Julie Ann!

Lucy x

Lin said...

Love love love it Julie Ann..the colour and the lovely stamping on the tissue..can't wait to see the little tag book :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wonderful! Love it all and look forward to seeing the tag book tomorrow! Chrisxx

massofhair said...

Beautiful work on the inside of your casket. Love the garden idea, fabulous talent you have! Looking forward to the tag book tomorrow:-) xxx

Redanne said...

The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. Wonderful work!

Craftyfield said...

Love the effect of the wrinkled tissue and peeling paper. Beautiful!

butterfly said...

So beautiful, Julie Ann... I love the tag, and the tiny topiary tree/bush - gorgeous work!
Alison x

Darcy UK said...

So lovely, those colours inside are so calming and beautiful.

Sarah Dunkley said...

Gorgeous! xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow! So, so beautiful!!

craftimamma said...

Another beautiful surprise from you Julie Ann. Love your attention to detail and can't wait to see the little tag book revealed.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Hi Julie Ann, loving the way you have put all these colours together and creating fab textures. Will pop back tomorrow.

Julie x

Rebecca said...

Both nights have been super, well done you :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Reflective Art Studio said...

I Love boxes... This it wonderful. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Warmly-
Sarinda

Danie May said...

What an absolutely delicious project Julie Ann, looks as good as the paint colors sound. Just beautiful in every way!

Dianne said...

Hell Miss Julie Ann, the inside is just a gorgeous as the outside, love the colors, the stamping on the tissue I adore the feathers with the script,Loooove the torn pieces you added,the topiary inside was a brilliant idea, with your signature SW piece, just gorgeous, thanks for sharing you fabulous work, can't wait to see what you do next, ((( BIG HUGS )))

keren said...

Just as lovely inside as the outside. Great techniques too- I'm learning tons!

Kelly said...

Lovely! And Congrats on the GD spot. You're amazingly talented and this is a well deserved honor. Hugs & Creative Blessings ~ Kelly

Almo said...

Love it outside, Love it inside, Just Love it! Hugs Mo x

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